Plan includes expanding options for care outside dept without cutting funding for VA hospitals, medical staff, according to text on the Republican presidential candidate’s website.
- Says would reduce “limitations to private access"; ‘‘If a veteran wants to see a neighborhood physician, he or she has earned that choice”
- Bush says plan will draw on funds from “cutting excess administrators (not caregivers)” and redirecting “billions of dollars in waste, fraud, and abuse,” by boosting competitive bidding contracts, firing under-performing employees
- NOTE: Bush scheduled to attend town hall hosted by the Concerned Veterans for American in Columbia, S.C., later today
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